猫舌

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
した > じた
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(neko, cat) +‎ ‎(shita, tongue).[1][2] The shita changes to jita due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

猫舌 ‎(hiragana ねこじた, romaji nekojita)

  1. (idiomatic) "cat tongue", someone who is incapable of drinking or eating anything hot due to having an overly sensitive tongue

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9